Marrakech

Travelling Morocco – Where Should We Head Next?

Travelling Morocco – Where Should We Head Next?

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After travelling Morocco independently a few years ago, and falling in love with the country, we often think about returning but with so much to see and do knowing where to head during our next trip is still being debated. Travelling Morocco Is An Experience Morocco is a country full…

Morocco: Our 15 top tips!

Morocco: Our 15 top tips!

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A few things worth knowing before you visit Morocco:   1) You may already live by this rule but if not, only brush your teeth in bottled water you may regret it otherwise and always remember a small bottle a hand sanitizer – this was a life saver when camping in…

Majorelle Gardens: An Unexpected Surprise in Marrakech!

Majorelle Gardens: An Unexpected Surprise in Marrakech!

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Marrakech is famous for many things – the Souks and the Night Market of Djemaa-el-Fna to name just two – so to stumble across the brightly coloured Majorelle Gardens was a complete surprise. Designed by the expatriate French artist Jacques Majorelle during the 1920’s and 30’s the twelve acres of…

The other side of Marrakech

The other side of Marrakech

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When people travel to Morocco, and in particular the larger cities, they have an idea in mind of what to expect.   Narrow alleyways full to the brim with tiny little stalls that make up the prominent souks: a hive of activity both night and day.  Locals exploring the fresh, brightly coloured market produce…

Medersa Ben Youssef: Sacred Places of Marrakech

Medersa Ben Youssef: Sacred Places of Marrakech

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No visit to Marrakech would be complete without a visit to the Medersa Ben Youssef, an Islamic school attached to the Ben Youssef Mosque; home to some of the most beautiful art and architecture you will come across whist in Morocco. Once one of the largest Theological Schools in North…

The Grand Palaces of Marrakech

The Grand Palaces of Marrakech

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During the 21st Century Marrakech has become the hub for both economic growth and tourism.  Although it is only the fourth largest city in Morocco it seems to have become the most popular destination for many to visit.  The souks are an obvious draw, where shyness is a no-no and…

Riad Cinnamon: Buddhist Zen hits Marrakech

Riad Cinnamon: Buddhist Zen hits Marrakech

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After a day walking around the dusty souks, relaxing in luxury is the perfect way to unwind.  Calming colours, scented oils and water features provide a tranquil setting in which to enjoy a refreshing mint tea away from the afternoon heat. This delightful little Riad is just north of the…

Where to eat in Marrakech

Where to eat in Marrakech

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Traditional home cooked Moroccan food can be found, lovingly prepared in many of the Riads surrounding the city so if you are after a tasty tagine this should be your starting point.  Being smaller in size than many of the larger hotel chains now springing up around the outskirts of…

Djemaa El Fna at Night: The Heart of Marrakech

Djemaa El Fna at Night: The Heart of Marrakech

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Visiting Djemaa El Fna At night is a truly unique experience, the transformation from day to night is truly remarkable. Whilst standing in the middle of Djemaa El Fna enjoying a large glass of ice cold fresh orange juice from one of the many juice counters spread across the square…